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You are here: Home / Events / Prof. Elfride De Baere: "Solving missing heritability in inherited retinal diseases using integrated omics and gene editing in human cellular and animal models"

Prof. Elfride De Baere: "Solving missing heritability in inherited retinal diseases using integrated omics and gene editing in human cellular and animal models"

Elfride De Baere, MD, PhD Center for Medical Genetics Ghent (CMGG) - Campus Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
When Nov 18, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where CNR Conference Room
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Contact Phone +39 081 6132 251
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Efride De Baere (°1971) obtained her M.D. and Ph.D. degree in 1996 and 2002 respectively. She is Full Professor at Ghent University, Senior Clinical Investigator of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and Head of Lab at the CMGG at the Ghent University Hospital. She leads the Ophthalmic and Developmental Genetics Unit of Ghent University, which is part of a Belgian reference center for the genomics of a wide variety of inherited eye disorders such as inherited retinal diseases (IRD). She is partner of international consortia such as the European Retinal Disease Consortium (ERDC), European Reference Network for Rare Eye Diseases (ERN-EYE), and coordinator of several concerted research programs such as ‘StarT: European Training Network to Diagnose, Understand and Treat Stargardt Disease, a Frequent Inherited Blinding Disorder’ (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018, 2018-2022), ‘Personalized functional genomics in Mendelian diseases’ (UGent, 2015-2019), ‘NucleUZ: precision medicine in rare and acquired diseases’ (Ghent University Hospital) (2018-2021). She is Communicating Editor of Human Mutation, Associate Editor of Clinical Genetics and on the editorial board of Nature Scientific Reports and Genes. She serves on the advisory boards of many international funding bodies and research councils. She has published >150 research papers, the majority in the field of Genetics, Ophthalmology and Multidisciplinary Sciences. She is president of the College of Genetics in Belgium. In 2012 she was awarded the Inbev-Baillet Latour Prize for Clinical Research.
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